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Selectmen Vote to Put 8+ acre, $2 million 203 Pond Street Purchase on Ballot
All we are buying are the 12 lots, not the surrounding land — Selectman Ben Palleiko
Motions specifies "portion" of land, not entire parcel
Two members step off of board


   

February 4, 2015 — The remaining three members of the Board of Selectmen voted to put the purchase 203 Pond Street on a Special Town Meeting warrant last night after two of the five, Chairman Todd Cestari, left, and member John Coutinho, right, recused themselves. They stepped from the board as a result of the offer of a gift of land from the estate of Ora Cheney being tied to the purchase of the property known as 203 Pond Street, aka the Coolidge property. But the entire parcel is not part of the consideration for purchase, only the 12 lots approved in the Open Space Landcape Preservation Development approved by the Planning Board last year. The property is taxed under the guidelines of Chapter 61 of Mass General Laws, which allows farm and forestry land to be taxed at a lower rate. When that property changes use or has received a bona fide offer to purchase, the town must be given a chance to match it in a right of first refusal.

        Mr. Cestari invited Finance Director Chris Howell to speak on funding possibilities,  which included an outright cash purchase that would raise taxes for a year. That, they agreed, would raise taxes by 4%.

       "We need to determine the funding source," said Mr. Cestari prior to stepping off.

       Another way  to fund the  purchase would be with a debt exclusion, which would bond the purchase over a period of time, ten or twenty years. The third way was through grants, although they were not specific on which grants. 

        "The middle is what's being sold," said Selectman Ben Palleiko. "On the outside is not being sold. It is sort of being conveyed in a separate transaction potentially. Which goes to the pragmatics of the transaction. We need to be sure we get the whole thing, and not just the center."

 

 The Board directed the Town Clerk to cause the following question to appear on the ballot for the March 10, 2015 Special Town Election:

“Shall the Town of Hopkinton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to acquire a fee interest in a parcel of land shown as Lots 1 through 12 inclusive on a plan of land entitled Definitive Subdivision Plan, Open Space and Landscape Preservation Development, prepared by Tunison Dias, Inc., and approved by the Hopkinton Planning Board on September 25, 2104, being a portion of the land shown on Hopkinton Assessors Map R21 Block 12 Lot 0 and commonly known as “203 Pond Street” in Hopkinton?” Approved 3-0. 

   

          According to Town Manager's Operations Assistant Jamie Hellen, there may be a need for more than one article on the warrant that was approved last evening, for the Special Town Meeting scheduled for March 3, 2015. The town must exercise its right of first refusal by March 14, 2015, in order to purchase the property.

         Mr. Hellen said that the selectmen ordered the Town Manager to make sure that all of the variables are considered before crafting the article; which pieces are to be conveyed to the town, and which to the Sudbury Valley Trustees.

         According to the Purchase and Sale agreement between the sellers and Diamond Builders, Inc. of Canton, only the lots, which total 8+ acres, are being conveyed to the purchaser for a total of $2 million, and the other 32.43 acres of open space will be conveyed to Sudbury Valley Trustees, although the document does not provide a mechanism to do that. 

          The town is being offered a chance to match the offer from the developer of $2 million, which would convey only the 12 lots, the 8+ acres, to the town.

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Henry Vincent Paradis Jr., 86

 

Henry Vincent Paradis Jr., 86, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Born in Framingham he was the son of the late Theresa G. (Murray) Paradis and Henry V. Paradis, Sr. He was the husband of Alice M. (Ellis) Paradis who passed away in January 2012.

A longtime Hopkinton resident, Henry served in the Navy and had worked as a precision machinist in Ashland. He enjoyed gardening and was a good baseball player in his younger years.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen E. Martin and her husband David F. of Marlborough; 2 grandchildren, Sean Martin and his wife Kaitlyn of Auburn, and Kami Guthrie and her husband Bryan of Northborough as well as 1 great-grandchild, Lila Grace Guthrie. He is predeceased by a sister, Jeanne Tracy and his great-grandson, Connor Kilrain.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 7th at 9:00a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. 
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com Visitation will follow the service from 9:30-10:30a.m. Burial will take place in the Spring.

Family  Stuff

Kent State Superfan

February 3, 2015 — Kent State University alum Timothy Kilduff is a proud graduate showing off a gift from his son, who acquired it at Kent State. For those who do not read backwards, the back of the jersey says, "Edelman," for New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who also attended Kent State. It doesn't stop there.

         According to a Kent State news site, alumnus Josh Kline attended the school at the same time as Edelman, and is now a right guard for the Pats. Yes, there is even more!

         Patriots cornerback coach Josh Boyer was an assistant in Kent State's football program in 2002 and 2003.

         Thanks to Mr. Kilduff for sharing his New England Patriots story; and the broad Kent State connection.

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Five-Time TVL Champs

February 3, 2015 — For the fifth year in a row the HHS Swim and Dive team won the Tri-Valley League Championship.

Emily Wei, Rachel Zale, Olivia Handrahan and Bridget Coffey started the meet off by winning the first event, the 200 Yard Medley Relay.

Andrew Madigan, Bridget Coffey and Olivia Handrahan also took first place in their individual events.

On the diving board Alyssa Annenburg took first place, Mattie Stauss took third place and Reece Donahue took second place.

Coach King stated, "These kids work so hard day in and day out to get to this level. They deserve the success they have coming to them because of their work ethic. I couldn't be prouder. It's a pleasure to coach this program."

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Fire Collaboration Study project on the following dates and locations:
Town of Ashland
Monday, February 9, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ashland High School Auditorium
65 East Union Street
Ashland
Town of Hopkinton
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Middle School Auditorium
88 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton
 

     The public forums are designed to update the public on the current model that the Collaboration Study Group has developed since meeting regularly over the last two years.
    Topics to be discussed at the joint boards meeting include project background, role of fire departments in Ashland and Hopkinton, organizational framework, governance, financial analyses and much more.
     Most importantly, these forums will serve as an opportunity for any member of the public to ask questions, propose ideas and engage in a community wide dialogue regarding the topic. The Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study Group encourages all residents to participate in these public forums!

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No School Today, February 3, 2015
Good time to clear the hydrants

Sure it appears that Hopkinton staff are out clearing as many hydrants as they can, but it would be much appreciated if people who have a hydrant near their homes would clear it of snow, saving a valuable couple of minutes during an emergency.(File photo).
Health and Fitness
Ready and Willing

February 2, 2015  — The Veterans Memorial Gazebo, surrounded by virgin snow early this evening, stands as a mute reminder of all the events it has witnessed since  its inception, and those it will see take place in the seasons to come.

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Fredrick Berger, 94

 

Fredrick Berger, 94, of Hopkinton, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Helena R. (Soloman) and Carleton K. Berger. He was the loving husband of the late Pauline (Soroka) Berger who passed away in 1980.

Fred had worked at Crandall Hicks Company as a Salesman. He loved spending time with his family and was an avid Bruins Fan. He enjoyed playing hockey until he as 86 years old and had last played with the Rusty Blades, based in Worcester. He loved traveling to Santa Rose, CA to play in Charles Schulz's Snoopy Hockey Tournament for a number of years.

Fred will be forever cherished and greatly missed by his daughter, Nancy Miller of Hopkinton; his grandchildren, Cassandra Place and her husband Keith of Clinton, Derek Miller of Northborough, Scott Miller and his longtime girlfriend Courtney Sweeney of Hopkinton, and Heather Leon of Whitinsville. He also leaves behind 4 great-grandchildren, Kylie Mayne-Place, Elijah and Issaac Leon, and Jeremiah Place. He was preceded in death by his brother, Soloman.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 5th from 5-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St.  A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, February 6th at 11:00a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. Expressions of sympathy in Fred's memory may be made to the Boston Bruins Foundation, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114 or to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO. 80502.

Family  Stuff

Police Arrest/Incident Log Updated February 2, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 

NOTE: The PD has begun adding the checks of strategic locations to the information they give out; the checks of business districts and schools as well as one or more undisclosed locations. Those will not be reported in detail,  but included in the summary below, unless there is an incident.


  

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

11 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

36  Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

1 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Animal call.

 

ARRESTS

February 1, 2015

11:44 pm After being stopped for speeding on West Main Street, Jason Paul Begin, 41, of Simpson Drive in Framingham was arrested  and charged with OUI Liquor.

 

 

January 30, 2015

8:55 pm Mark A. Sampson, 54, of Highland Street, Holliston, was arrested on Main Street and charged with OUI Liquor, Second Offense.

1:29 am Anna Maria Nevarez, 41, of Fay Road, Framingham, was arrested on Grove Street and charged with Marked Lanes Violation, OUI Liquor, Second Offense, and Possession of a Class B Substance, Subsequent Offense.

 

 

INCIDENTS

February 1, 2015

11:44 pm After being stopped for speeding on West Main Street, Jason Paul Begin, 41, of Simpson Drive in Framingham was arrested  and charged with OUI Liquor.

3:30 pm A Greenwood Road resident reported his house was egged overnight.

11:56 am Ashland Police asked to stop and ID driver of a vehicle wanted in a road rage incident. The operator of a red Cadillac got out and started banging on the vehicle of the caller, who said she felt threatened.

 

 

January 31, 2015

12:39 pm A woman called, who has complained before, of vehicles parking on Rafferty Road making it impassable. Officer Griffin reported that the road is safe and passable, which was related to the caller, who declined to speak with an officer an hung up, displeased with the outcome.

9:00 am Officer David Shane spoke with a Pond Street resident about a possible phone scam by someone purporting to be representing the United States Marine Corps.

 

 

 

January 30, 2015

1:29 am Anna Maria Nevarez, 41, of Fay Road, Framingham, was arrested on Grove Street and charged with Marked Lanes Violation, OUI Liquor, Second Offense, and Possession of a Class B Substance, Subsequent Offense.

8:55 pm Mark A. Sampson, 54, of Highland Street, Holliston, was arrested on Main Street and charged with OUI Liquor, Second Offense.

12:48 pm An individual called to report his wife was the victim of a hit and run crash on Cedar Street. The suspect vehicle is a white pickup truck with a broken red rear lens and a ladder on the back.

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Non-Stop

    

February 2, 2015 — The gateway to Hopkinton from Route 495 approaching the gas stations was a near white-out this morning toward the lights at Lumber Street.

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From Hopkinton Public Schools Facebook Page

No School Monday, February 2, 2015

Dear Families and Faculty,
I am writing to let you know that there will be no school tomorrow, Monday February 2nd. After consultation with the DPW, the Department of Buildings and Grounds, and Superintendents in surrounding towns, I have determined that the road conditions will not be safe for travel at any of our peak travel times tomorrow. I have been tracking the storm all day today, and the predicted conditions have not changed.

Stay safe everyone,

Cathy

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Check Your Water


A broken fire hydrant  this morning, according to Water/Sewer manager Eric Carty, has caused a rapid flow of water through the system, which could dislodge particles. So, he advises checking the water first, and if it is discolored, to run it until it is clear.
Health and Fitness
Dashing Through the Snow

January 31, 2015 — Christine Snow found some kindred spirits bounding through the snow as she snow-shoed in East Hopkinton. It might take a second look to see the second deer peeking over the snow bank.

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Luck O' the Irish?


January 31, 2015 — Erin McNally says come  on down to Cornell's Irish Pub on SuperBowl Sunday to see the New England Patriots take on the Seattle SeaHawks on one of their half-dozen large screen televisions whilst feasting on a buffet put out especially for this special day.

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Frozen Tundra?

 

January 31, 2015 — This is not a barren and frozen area of Alaska, but the parking area of the middle school today as gusts of wind created snow drifts all over town.

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Off the Road Vehicle

January 31, 2015 — A police officer speaks with the driver of a delivery van  — whose role in this crash, if any, is unknown — while four young men gather next to the vehicle in which they were apparent occupants. The vehicle went off of the road and into soft and light snow that was pushed there following the recent blizzard. Because the snow is soft, the vehicle plowed into it and became stuck. Oftentimes, "old" snow that has been on the side of the road for much longer, hardens from melting and freezing cycles, and from sublimating, turning a snow bank into a treacherous mass that can cause a vehicle in the same situation to flip over onto its side or roof, instead of sink in.

Family  Stuff

Sentinel


January 31, 2015 — This carving in front of BayPath Humane Society on Rafferty Road keeps a cold watch over the entrance.

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Non-Stop

January 31, 2015 — Anyone following the trucks dumping their loads at the snow dump on Cedar Street today, would have found them loading at the school complex to remove the mounds of snow to increase safety.

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Help from Friends


January 31, 2015 — A homeowner's call for a working fire in a clothes drier on Spring Lane in Hopkinton brought firefighters from Westborough, the Tower (long ladder truck) from Ashland, and a reserve standing by in Milford. Public safety officials often warn of the possibility  of a drier-caused fire when the filter is not cleaned regularly, or lint builds up in the exhaust hose.
Health and Fitness
The Lure of Orchids
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015
11:00 AM
at
Weston Nurseries
  
93 East Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
(508) 435-3414

For nearly two centuries, orchids have aroused great passions and provoked extravagant acts on the part of their admirers. Elaine England, gardening expert from New England Nurseries will share her extensive expertise regarding tips and strategies on how to grow these elegant and fascinating plants. Those of you who do not grow orchids should be warned that you may discover this addiction surprisingly accessible – even without a greenhouse. Please call (508) 435-3414 to save a spot! No fee.

Number One Fans


January 31, 2015 —Folks at the Respite Center lined the sidewalk yesterday to make their choice known for Sunday's Superbowl.

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Hopkinton 69, Holliston 44


January 30, 2015 — Above, a smiling Hopkinton Center Holly Adams turns a pass from #44 into 2 points tonight at the athletic center against Holliston. Below, a Holliston player, spring-boarding off of a teammate, creates a domino effect going for a rebound off the Hopkinton rim.
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Police Incident Log Updated January 30, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 

NOTE: The PD has begun adding the checks of strategic locations to the information they give out; the checks of business districts and schools as well as one or more undisclosed locations. Those will not be reported in detail,  but included in the summary below, unless there is an incident.


  

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

1 Time the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

19 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

4 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

5 Disabled Motor Vehicles.


Incident Log (most  recent  first)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:13 pm A motorist reported almost hitting a female, who was dressed in all black, walking on Lumber Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil checked the area with a negative find.

2:28 am A caller from Wood Street reported hearing a fire alarm sounding. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.


Wednesday, January 28 2015

11:52 am A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with personal injury on South Street. Two officers responded to assist the Fire Department.

8:46 am A motorist reported that the lights at School Street were not functioning properly. Officer Stephen Buckley monitored the light and advised that it was working fine.

8:46 am A caller from East Main Street reported that a deer about 30 to 50 yards into the woods was stuck up to its neck in the snow. Officer Philip Powers located the deer and advised that it appeared to be young and was hard for it to travel but it was moving along.

8:22 am Two officers responded to Downey Place to assist the Fire Department with a CO detector activation.

7:08 am Two officers assisted the Fire Department with a report of the odor of natural gas on Woodview Way.

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Saturdays at Fay - The Frog Prince Puppet Show

Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8 along with their parents. This month’s program will feature Pumpernickel Puppets and their Frog Prince Puppet Show. A demonstration period will follow the performance to give the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes.

Space is limited so please register online at www.fayschool.org/saturdays .

Saturday, February 14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fay's Primary School, 25 Middle Road in Southborough

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The Rev.  Gordon Schultz Joins St. Paul’s Church in Hopkinton

 

HOPKINTON, MA (January 29, 2015) --  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton is pleased to announce that the Reverend Gordon Schultz will be joining the church as a bridge priest, effective February 1, 2015.   Gordon--as he likes to be called-- most recently was with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline, and has served as an interim or transitional pastor in Massachusetts churches since 1980. 

 

“I’m very happy to join St. Paul’s, and have been moved by what I consider to be the congregation’s passion for renewal and growth,” Pastor Schultz said.  “I envision a growing, caring loving congregation who opens their hearts to the stranger, the newcomer, people going through difficult life passages by BEING the body of Christ that welcomes them all.”

 

“It's no accident that Gordon felt called by God to leave his assisting clergy role at this time and to seek a parish of his own,” stated Sue Ramsley, senior warden at St. Paul’s.  “We are excited to welcome him and to work with him to identify St. Paul's as a Christian community where it's OK to ask questions, a place where you are not told what to believe but are supported as you ask the tough questions.”

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Interesting Designs

January 29, 2015 — Early humankind might have seen these marks on the Hopkinton Reservoir today as evidence of the movement of a herd of Wooly Mammoths. Instead, they are the apparent effect of the recent blizzard, but how and why the wind formed them in the shape of crescent moons is unknown.

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CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY RELAUNCHES 'TOUR 34' WITH OFFICE HOURS IN HOPKINTON AND HOPEDALE 

Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today re-launched his office's successful 'Tour 34' initiative by announcing constituent office hours in Hopkinton and Hopedale on Saturday, January 31. Originally launched during his first year in office, ‘Tour 34’ reflects Congressman Kennedy's commitment to bring office hours to all 34 cities and towns in the 4th Congressional District by the end of his second term.

“Throughout our first term, ‘Tour 34’ allowed us to hear the stories, priorities and concerns of constituents in every community in the 4th District,” said Congressman Kennedy. “By relaunching the initiative this term, we can build on the conversations that have helped guide my work in Washington and ensure all of our constituents are utilizing the resources our office can provide.”

The schedule for regional office hours on Saturday, January 31 is as follows:

12:00PM – 1:30PM
Hopkinton High School
88 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA


2:15PM – 3:45PM
Hopedale Fire Department
40 Dutcher Street
Hopedale, MA

Congressman Kennedy’s local office hours are open to constituents across the 4th District. No appointment is necessary. For questions or additional information please call (617) 332-3333 or visit the Congressman’s website at http://kennedy.house.gov .

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Three's Company

January 29, 2015 — Max (American Bulldog), Vito (Frenchie), Gizmo and Ava Floyd enjoy a nice stroll at Legacy Farms. The only thing missing is the sled. Mush!
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Police Incident Log Updated January 28, 2015

Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323

 

NOTE: The PD has begun adding the checks of strategic locations to the information they give out; the checks of business districts and schools as well as one or more strategic locations. Those will not be reported in detail,  but included in the summary below, unless there is an incident.


  

Summary

The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

9 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

3 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

4Disabled Motor Vehicles.

 

INCIDENTS (More recent, first)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

9:33 pm Aaron O'Neil conducted a courtesy transport of an individual.

12:22 pm Plow operator reported youths making forts in the parking area of the High School, and refused to leave when asked. Believing it to be dangerous, he called police, and Officer Thomas Griffin arrived to order the youths to leave.

12:32 am Hopkinton Highway Department requested the traffic signals in the center of town to be put on flash mode.

 

Monday, January 26,  2015

8:09 pm Officer John Corridan spoke with an individual who walked into the station needing counseling with a family matter.

6:13 pm Caller reported a  hit and run on West Main Street, but the responding officer could find neither the hitter nor the hit.

5:15 pm An individual reported her North Face jacket stolen  from the high school locker room.

1:19  pm A woman called to report that the woman in a vehicle next to hers was drinking from a wine bottle. Officer William Burchard was first on the scene and requested another officer respond with the Portable Breath Tester, which Officer Stephen Buckley delivered. Officer Griffin also responded to the scene. Following the breath tests, the woman was driven to her home.

1:19 pm An individual, whose gender is not revealed in this version of the police log, found money on the floor at an undisclosed bank. The bank suggested the individual bring the money to the police station, where the bank will direct the owner of the money if he/she returns looking for it.

7:57 am A Colella Farm Road father reported his 17 year-old daughter did not return home the prior night. She was entered into the NCIC [National Crime Information Center].

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FISHING DERBY POSTPONED
Originally scheduled for this Sunday, January 31, but now postponed until Sunday, February 22, 2015.   There is too much snow on the ice and more is expected on Friday.   
Here is the link to event information.   Parks & Rec will contact those that are already registered.
Pink Sky at Night


January 28, 2015 — Nancy Best pointed her camera toward an eastern sky this evening as the sun sunk below the horizon in the western sky.

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All Ears


January 28, 2015 — Sally Drawe's ears are up like the elephant Dumbo, as she sails down the path in the air.

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